As the pace of climate change quickens, businesses and nations will face increasing financial burdens. Fires and heat waves are growing more frequent and more severe as the earth warms. Kate Marvel is a very authoritative voice with one blunt message, “climate change is real and it is taking an unsustainable toll on the planet. Massive and immediate change is necessary”. Then Marco and Alex will to bring down actionable insights
Kate Marvel is a climate scientist at Columbia University and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. She received a PhD in theoretical physics from Cambridge University and has worked at Stanford University, the Carnegie Institution, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Kate writes the Hot Planet column for Scientific American and essays for On Being and Nautilus Magazine. She's given talks in places as diverse as comedy clubs, prisons, and the TED main stage.
Global Head of Sustainability Research responsible for BNPP AM’s Sustainability research agenda and ESG scoring platform, and manage its team of ESG analysts, as well as working with the Quantitative Research Group, which plays an increasingly important role in developing and delivering the firm’s sustainability research agenda. Prior to joining BNPP AM, Bernhardt worked at Marsh McLennan, most recently serving as Director of Innovations, with responsibilities including helping clients to address systemic issues encompassing climate resilience, the catastrophe protection gap, diversity and sustainable infrastructure financing. He also served for several years as Head of Responsible Investments, US, for Marsh McLennan business Mercer, helping institutional investors to manage sustainability challenges in their portfolios, particularly related to climate change.
Marco is an engagement manager for the Reserves Advisory & Management Parternship (RAMP), within the World Bank Treasury, where he coordinates the delivery of technical assistance to official institutions that want to improve their asset management practices. Prior to joining the World Bank in 2018, he worked for the Central Bank of Colombia for almost two decades, managing the country’s foreign reserves and sovereign wealth funds. He started his career as a portfolio manager, was promoted to Head of Portfolio Management, and later became Director of International Investment. In this last position, he received the Reserve Manager of the Year award from Central Banking Publications in 2014. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Universidad de los Andes in Bogota and a Master of Business Administration from New York University and is a CFA charterholder.